Frequent Questions

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When does city council meet? (back to top)

City Council meets:

Second Monday of each month
5:30 PM Citizens Hearing
6:00 PM Council Meeting

Fourth Monday of each month
6:00 PM Council Meeting 

Council meetings are broadcast live on Rock Hill's government access channel, Cable Channel 19.

Workshops are usually held the second Thursday of each month at 8 AM in Room 373 of Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnston Street, however this schedule is subject to change. Please call 803-329-7012 for any updates to this schedule.  

When can citizens speak at a council meetings? (back to top)
The City Council welcomes the public to all Council meetings, workshops and hearings. When appropriate, you are encouraged to express your opinion during these meetings.

Certain items on the agenda are identified as Public Hearings. These are formal proceedings giving citizens an opportunity to express their concerns on a specific issue. Some issues on which the Council is required to hold public hearings are the annual budget, rezonings, public improvement projects or levying of special assessments.

To request to speak at the Citizens Hearing, please call 803-329-7012. 

When will my trash be picked up? (back to top)
Contact Solid Waste Services at 803-329-2500 for the pick-up schedule in your neighborhood.

Who is my city councilmember? (back to top)
Six Council members are elected by wards and serve four-year staggered terms. Find out who represents your district using the Ward/Precinct Finder.

How long does a council meeting usually last? (back to top)
On average, a council meeting lasts approximately two to three hours. 

How do I get an item on the Council agenda? (back to top)
Contact City Management office at 803-329-7012.  Most items will be put on the Citizens Hearing.

What is the city policy on a specific issue? (back to top)
The city’s codes and ordinances are available online or call the Finance Department at 803-329-5557.

Where can I get a city budget? (back to top)
The City of Rock Hill’s budget is available online or call the Finance Department at 803-329-5557.

What is the cost/rate for a specific service? (back to top)
Call Customer Care line at 803-325-2500 or Finance Department at 803/329-5557.  Many rates are also available online located with the department information for the service you are interested in.

How do I apply to be on a city board? (back to top)
Please contact the City Staff Liaison of the board or commission of which you are interested with questions regarding membership. Qualified individuals must complete the Boards & Commissions application (PDF), which can be found online.

How do I apply for a business license? (back to top)
Contact the Business License office at 803-329-7042 to apply for a business license.  Visit the business license calculator for an estimate of your fee.

Where do I go to get a marriage license? (back to top)
Contact the York County Probate Judge at 803-684-8513.

How do I get a voter registration card? (back to top)
Contact York County Voter Registration at 803-684-1242.

Who do I call if I am not sure which department would handle my concern or complaints? (back to top)
Contact the Customer Care line at 803-325-2500.

Why does the City use an outside company out of North Carolina to send out utility bill? (back to top)
A competitive bid was put out for this service and the lowest bid came from a company in NC.

How can I get in touch with my council member? (back to top)
Contact information for council members is available on our website, in the phone book or in the utility bill insert newsletter. 

Where do I apply for a passport? (back to top)
The York County Clerk of Court issues passports.  Contact the Clerk of Court at 803-628-3036.

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